Lots of people have a habit or ritual they count on for good luck in gambling. A surprising amount of these involve pants. For example, it is generally considered lucky to wear red when gambling in China, but it is especially lucky to wear some red underthings. Thai gamblers have been known to place special medallions in their pants for luck. Lucky pants truly seem to be a worldwide phenomenon.
Here in the UK, Lucky Pants Bingo is owned and operated by Daub Alderney Ltd., a boutique operator that has eight small casinos and virtual bingo parlours including Kitty Bingo and Magical Vegas Casino. In keeping with their other properties, Lucky Pants goes with a colourful and whimsical theme with a lot of pink and blue hues.
In addition to the bingo offerings, Lucky Pants has a pretty substantial collection of slots including some exclusives. So is this an online gaming establishment worth putting on your special pants for? Let's find out.
Available Games and Software
Bingo is the focus here, but you'll also find slots, table games and scratchers.
The collection of nearly 700 slots is respectable for a full-fledged UK online casino, let alone a bingo parlour. About a dozen game developers are included, with a mix of big names (Microgaming and IGT) with some smaller publishers (GECO Gaming Group and DaGaCube) for a lineup that doesn't feel generic and has some interesting titles to stumble across. Among these are 51 exclusives, though most are exclusive to the Jumpman network rather than just Lucky Pants. Among the exclusives are some progressive jackpot titles such as Cash Diner, Amazing Heroes and Groovy Revolution.
Surprisingly, there are a few table games here as well. They even get their own browsing tab! You'll find three types of blackjack and one variety each of a number of other very popular games: roulette, Texas Hold 'Em, Pai Gow, Let It Ride, Three Card Poker and Super Wheel. No live casino, of course.
There is also a sizable collection of 57 scratch cards, including the progressive Cash Cards.
The bingo room offers 90-ball, 75-ball and 5L games on a rotating basis. There are usually at least a few daily games as well as a couple of larger weekly contests.
Deposit and Withdrawal Options
Deposits can be done by way of Visa, MasterCard / Maestro, PayPal, Neteller and Paysafecard. The minimum deposit varies by method - £5 by credit card, £10 by Paysafecard or £20 by e-wallet.
Withdrawals can be done by any of the above methods with the exception of Paysafecard. That includes eligible MasterCard and Maestro cards. The withdrawal minimum is £10 with any of these methods.
Safety and Security
Lucky Pants Bingo is registered in Alderney and regulated by both the Alderney Gambling Control Commission and the United Kingdom Gambling Commission. Additionally, the site uses eCOGRA which is widely recognised as the best of the third-party mediation and testing services. Live chat is available 24 hours a day to address any issues that pop up. So all-in-all, Lucky Pants is reasonably safe to trust with your knickers.
Bonuses and Player's Club
One area where Lucky Pants excels is in promotional choices - there is almost an overwhelming amount to scroll through. Don't soil your shorts, though, we'll simplify it all for you.
First, the benefits for brand new players. There are matching bonuses on your first three deposits, and you can apply either a larger bonus to bingo or a smaller one to the slots. With your first deposit, take 200% for bingo or 100% for slots and you'll get 100 free spins either way you go. The second deposit bonus is the same, minus the free spins. The third bonus gives you either 150% for bingo or 75% for slots. A minimum deposit of £10 is required for each, and the maximum for matching is £150. The wagering requirement on all is 4x for bingo or 25x for slots. Free spins are parceled out at 20 per day and can only be used at the 50-odd games under the "Exclusive" tab.
The site also has a regular collection of rotating promotions for all players, but most are seasonal or temporary in nature. These can include free lotto and bingo tourneys, contests that involve lists of various achievements to reach, deposit bonus matching offers and fun board games.
There is a loyalty programme as well, called The Lucky Club. It has six tiers in total. You begin getting free bingo offers at the second tier. The third tier increases these offers and adds daily free spins and free cards. Each subsequent level increases all of these things. At the fifth tier you'll get a dedicated VIP host as well as cash back offers.
Is Lucky Pants Bingo Worth It?
Lucky Pants Bingo is actually pretty impressive, all the more so for the fact that it actually has a sense of humour and some fun with everything (too many online casinos are robotic and cookie-cutter in the fear that any deviation from tried formulas will reduce their profits).
On top of that, it has a very nice interface that looks appealing and lays out its various tabs very well. And the site seems to be committed to running all sorts of fun regular bonuses, many of which have more favourable terms than most online casinos.
All in all, Lucky Pants is actually a bit of a hidden gem. Try to keep it in your pants ... err, under your hat.
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